Supply chains set to transform as companies start to reshore
9th May 2021 by

Major new opportunities are starting to appear in today’s New Normal world, as I describe in a...

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Biden’s Earth Day Summit puts plastics recycling on the fast track
25th April 2021 by

Plastics has long been the ‘odd one out’ in terms of recycling. Steel, aluminium, glass,...

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Pandemic leads to ‘baby bust’ as births decline in most countries
18th April 2021 by

A year ago, many were suggesting the lockdowns might produce a “baby boom” as couples sp...

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Americans hunker down on spending as the pandemic’s impact continues
11th April 2021 by

US stock markets have been hitting new records recently, as investors swoon over the idea that the $...

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Circular economy set to replace today’s broken global supply chains
21st March 2021 by

The Great Freeze in Texas has confirmed once again the problems with today’s global supply cha...

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China’s dual circulation policy aims to reduce debt reliance
14th March 2021 by

Every now and then, people wake up to the fact that debt is only good news when it adds to growth. O...

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Rising US interest rates, US$ and oil prices set to pressure financial markets
7th March 2021 by

Everyone who has ever played the Beer Distribution Game on a training course knows what is happening...

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Weak demand – and the illusion of a return to “normal”
28th February 2021 by

My new interview with Real Vision focuses on the major changes underway in the economy. Our analysis...

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Iran highlights OPEC’s dilemma on output cuts
14th February 2021 by

Saying you “won’t do something” may stop you digging a bigger hole for yourself. B...

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Smartphone sales highlight new trends in consumer markets
7th February 2021 by

Smartphone markets continue to provide early warning of the major changes taking place in consumer m...

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